CPNE supplies

  1. I'm getting closer to the CPNE, only have one exam and the FCCA to complete. Due to financial reasons, I can't afford to attend any workshops and decided to go with Rob's workshop videos. Now I've read somewhere on here that you can buy everything you need to practice at home from a website other than Excelsior's for a cheaper price, but I cannot find that thread! Or is it better to get the kits from Excelsior?
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  3. by   caliotter3
    Often you can find the CPNE supplies on ebay under "Excelsior College". There used to be someone who advertised a wide variety of supplies on there for quite some time, but I've noticed that person has stopped advertising.
  4. by   MauraRN
    If you are a bedside LPN and can afford to get both of Robs dvd's (CPNE and the new SIMS LAB) he shows you how to make a dummy, IV lines and a wound.) you will be okay, just practice a lot, know your mneumonics and critical elements cold. Also if you can afford it, take east coast Tina's online at yahoo careplan and documentation course. You can do all this for less than 110.00. Read the journals on EPN too. see the following:
    necpneworkshop@yahoo.com, robscpne@yahoo.com, and this site and the EPN. This test is so expensive, don't go until you have it completely practiced and memorized
  5. by   changeofpaceRN
    I bought the wound off ebay (the REAL one from Excelsior) which was about $30. The rest of the stuff I could pick up at walmart (like gauze pads, abd pads, alcohol swabs ect..) You can also ask your work if you can take empty bottles of insulin or empty bottles of NS home as well as the empty IV bags. I ended up hanging the IV bags on a hanger in my kitchen because I didn't have an IV pole. I practiced on the wound at my dining room table. I had taken an IV cert class as a LPN and had kept my practice IV arm. Maybe you can ask around to see if anyone has one or look on the EPN site and ask for supplies.
  6. by   LPN_2005/RN_10
    Thanks so much for your advice! I wish I could afford to actually go to a workshop since I've been reading that people wouldn't advise taking the CPNE without going to the workshop. So I would just purchase Rob's dvds and check out Tina's online course to prepare myself for the CPNE as best as I could. I've been reading some of the journals on EPN and it seems to make me more nervous! Thanks again for replying!


    Quote from lpnmaura
    If you are a bedside LPN and can afford to get both of Robs dvd's (CPNE and the new SIMS LAB) he shows you how to make a dummy, IV lines and a wound.) you will be okay, just practice a lot, know your mneumonics and critical elements cold. Also if you can afford it, take east coast Tina's online at yahoo careplan and documentation course. You can do all this for less than 110.00. Read the journals on EPN too. see the following:
    necpneworkshop@yahoo.com, robscpne@yahoo.com, and this site and the EPN. This test is so expensive, don't go until you have it completely practiced and memorized
  7. by   LPN_2005/RN_10
    Oh yes, I'm definitely going to "borrow" some supplies from my job. :chuckle My job have a box full of unused supplies from non-isolation rooms that I can take home. I have to find more people that actually didn't attend a workshop and still passed CPNE, to help calm my nerves! Thanks for your advice!

    Quote from changeofpaceRN
    I bought the wound off ebay (the REAL one from Excelsior) which was about $30. The rest of the stuff I could pick up at walmart (like gauze pads, abd pads, alcohol swabs ect..) You can also ask your work if you can take empty bottles of insulin or empty bottles of NS home as well as the empty IV bags. I ended up hanging the IV bags on a hanger in my kitchen because I didn't have an IV pole. I practiced on the wound at my dining room table. I had taken an IV cert class as a LPN and had kept my practice IV arm. Maybe you can ask around to see if anyone has one or look on the EPN site and ask for supplies.
  8. by   alinaskye
    I got the Excelsior kit, it's the same materials that you will be tested on at day 1.
  9. by   mguess003
    If you use Rob's DVD you will pass. I just passed in Mansfield this past weekend. Follow everything he says and you will be a GN. Good Luck
  10. by   txspadequeenRN
    i have some stuff left over that i am willing to pass along just haven't had the time to do so...let me know what you need chances are i have it....
  11. by   LPN_2005/RN_10
    i ordered the skills kit w/wound, i recently bought mosby's diagnosis handbook, i've made a dummy patient. i'm going to buy either lynn's or tina's documentation/careplanning course, since that scares me more than the pcs and lab simulations! i was planning on asking my job for a "defective" iv pole. i also ordered from excelsior the critical elements flashcards. since i'm working on the fcca right now, i don't know what more i need, since i didn't read all of the cpne guide yet. do you think i have enough to study from?

    Quote from txspadequeen921
    i have some stuff left over that i am willing to pass along just haven't had the time to do so...let me know what you need chances are i have it....
  12. by   mguess003
    Before you spend money on a careplan class, check out Robs info. I haven't done care plans in over 10 years and was able to utilize what Rob has for all of my PCS including my second PCS that I had to change my care plan. I had originally done Acute Pain r/t diverticulitis and could not elicit a pain level other than 2. So I had to think (during my implementation phase) what else I could use. Well lo and behold, the patient got SOB with the respiratory assessment, there is my ND - Activity Intolerance r/t imbalance between oxygen supply and demand AEB patient complaing of dizziness and shortness of breath. If you know the basic ND - Acute Pain, Activity Intolerance, Impaired Physical Mobility and Ineffective Airway Clearance and throw in Risk for Injury you will be set for about 75% of the patients. You can email me if you have any questions about Rob's DVD. You get an email from him with all the mnemonics, care plans, rationale, and sample charting.
  13. by   LPN_2005/RN_10
    I have Rob's dvd, and printed up all of his info he emailed me, but haven't really looked through the careplanning stuff yet. I have viewed both his videos once, and felt more relaxed afterwards! After I finish my FCCA, I will spend most of my free time concentrating on practicing from his videos, and studying the info he emailed me. Thanks for your reply!


    Quote from mguess003
    Before you spend money on a careplan class, check out Robs info. I haven't done care plans in over 10 years and was able to utilize what Rob has for all of my PCS including my second PCS that I had to change my care plan. I had originally done Acute Pain r/t diverticulitis and could not elicit a pain level other than 2. So I had to think (during my implementation phase) what else I could use. Well lo and behold, the patient got SOB with the respiratory assessment, there is my ND - Activity Intolerance r/t imbalance between oxygen supply and demand AEB patient complaing of dizziness and shortness of breath. If you know the basic ND - Acute Pain, Activity Intolerance, Impaired Physical Mobility and Ineffective Airway Clearance and throw in Risk for Injury you will be set for about 75% of the patients. You can email me if you have any questions about Rob's DVD. You get an email from him with all the mnemonics, care plans, rationale, and sample charting.
  14. by   txspadequeenRN
    well you got everything i was going to give you....looks like you are set....


    Quote from lpn_2005
    i ordered the skills kit w/wound, i recently bought mosby's diagnosis handbook, i've made a dummy patient. i'm going to buy either lynn's or tina's documentation/careplanning course, since that scares me more than the pcs and lab simulations! i was planning on asking my job for a "defective" iv pole. i also ordered from excelsior the critical elements flashcards. since i'm working on the fcca right now, i don't know what more i need, since i didn't read all of the cpne guide yet. do you think i have enough to study from?

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